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Aquatics Obstacle Course
mother and child in pool
Parks Make Life Better Swim Cap


In response to the Contra Costa Health Services order to cease non-essential operations and gatherings in order to limit community exposure to COVID-19, all City facilities are closed until further notice.

For more information on the County Public Health Order see the Stay Home FAQ or call the Contra Costa Health Services Call center at (844) 729-8410 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please visit Conta Costa Health Services for the latest updates. City of Walnut Creek updates are available here.



NEW! Tuesday and Thursday AQUA AEROBICS

Location: Clarke Swim Center - Drop-in $8 - Pool is heated to 80 degrees. Necessary class equipment is provided

8 am: Morning Stretch (Shallow Water) - This class is designed to improve your range of motion as well as increase your overall strength and balance. Enjoy a very fun and dynamic program with a mix of stretching and conditioning exercises.

9 am: Core and Cardio (Deep Water) - During this class, we will focus on strengthening an important part of our body, the core! Build endurance and strength as we use a variety of equipment and water aerobic techniques.




Come join our team! We are now hiring Aquatic Staff .

For more info, please click here.

Fun! Fitness! Learning!

We offer a variety of programs including:
Recreational Swimming • Lap Swimming • Swim Lessons • Water Exercise • Lifeguard Training
Inflatable Pool Obstacle Course in the summer time

Register for swim lessons and certification courses now!


Come join our team! We are now hiring Life Guards, Lead Life Guards and/or swim instructors. For more info, please click here.





Located in Heather Farm Park


1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek
(925) 943-5856

  • Open Year-round
  • Olympic size, 20 lane lap pool
  • Heated Locker rooms and Showers
  • Fitness Center with cardiovascular and weight equipment
  • Diving pool with 1 meter spring board (open seasonally)
  • Children's wading pool (2-3 ½ feet deep - open seasonally)
  • Vending machines for snacks and drinks



Clarke Pool Schedule

Fall Schedule










Public Lap Swim

13yrs & up

5:30am – 4:00pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30am – 4:00pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30am – 4:00pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30am – 4:00pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

5:30am – 4:00pm


11:00am – 4:00pm

11:00am – 4:00pm

Masters Practice


5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

*Pool closed at 4pm

9:30 am

*Check masters website for confirmation


Water Exercise


8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 10:00am

8:00am – 9:00am

8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 10:00am

8:00am – 9:00am




 Recreational Swimming 

*Not available during weekdays*

50m pool only

*Baby pool open pending staff - call to check

12:00pm - 4:00pm  12:00pm - 4:00pm


*During the summer season the baby pool, recreational section, and diving well are open

*Inflatables are up during recreational hours for an additional $2 fee


ADULT LAP SWIM (13 yrs. & older)

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

*All lap swimmers paying the entrance fee agree to adhere to our Lap Lane Etiquette Policy

*Aquatic staff reserve the right to relocate swimmers at any time.

*No refunds for sharing lanes or being asked to relocate lanes due programming.


Clarke Pool Closures and Special Dates 


Special Hours

Sept 20, 21, 22

Nov 28

Dec 25

Jan 1, 2020

Sept 2 – Weekend Hours

Sept 19 - Close @ 4pm

Nov 29 - Weekend Hours

Dec 24 - Close @ 4pm

Dec 31 - Close @ 4pm

 *Parking Lot Closed September 16 - 23 (Walnut Festival)

*Pool schedules are subject to change.


Water Exercise

Water Aerobics - Year Round
Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water's natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required.  

Deep Water Classes:
 Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  8:00am
 Monday through Friday: 9:00am

Drop In Fee


12-Class Punch Pass




Clarke Adult Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older. Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 3:30pm
Monday - Thursday Evening   7:00pm - 8:15pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm  




Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience
2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek 
(925) 943-5861 

  • Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool
  • 1 meter diving board
  • All Abilities Splash Pad with play deck and slides
  • Renovated changing rooms with added amenities
  • Family changing/restroom
  • Outdoor showers
  • Rentable covered party area
  • Shaded lounge area(s)
  • Learn to swim/enhance swimming skills classes available


Larkey Swim Schedules

Current Hours: Now - April 3

Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Spring Hours : April 6 - June 5

Tuesdays & Fridays  4:30pm - 7:00pm

Summer Hours: to be posted late spring.


Larkey Closures and Special Dates

 August 25

Facility Closed

September 2

Weekend Hours

Weekdays Closed

August 12 - September 3

Weekends Closed

After Sunday August 31

Nov 28, 29

Dec 24, 25, 31

Jan 2020


  Pool Closed




Public Drop-in Fees

Single entrance. No in/out privileges. Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds. Splash Pass allows use of water inflatable obstacle courses and in/out privileges during recreational swim times.


Children (6 & under)


Youth (7-17)


Adults (18 & older)


Lap Swim (13 & older)


Splash Pass (all ages)




Membership Passes

*Membership passes are not required for entry to Clarke or Larkey Swim Center – drop in options available

*All passes must be purchased in person at Clarke or Larkey Swim Center

*Passes grant entry to both Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers during published activity times


Discount 15 Swim Passes
Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. No refunds.

Children (6 & under)


Youth (7-17)


Adult (18 & older)


Lap Swim (13 & older)


Day Camp/Care Rec Swim*



Lap Swim Discount Monthly Passes

Monthly (based on 30 days)


6 Month (based on 182 days)


Annual (based on 357 days)





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